Balgownie Bendigo Restaurant

Balgownie Bendigo Restaurant, Cellar Door and deck offers contemporary regional dining, seasonal local produce, award winning wine, and breathtaking views.

Join Chef Neal Gregory and his team for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a Cellar Door food menu available for in between times.

Whether you’re a local, just visiting or spending a night or two with us, we look forward to welcoming you to a dining experience at Balgownie Bendigo.

Private dining and function spaces are available for group bookings via our events team.

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View our current menus below.


Set menu offered, 2-course $75pp & 3-course $85pp

Wild & Tamed Sourdough

Freshly Shucked Oysters, finger lime dressing (df, nf) $5 each / $55 dozen

Tasting plate selection of Salt Kitchen meats, terrine, pâte, mt zero olives $40


Applewood smoked salmon, dill emulsion, Yarra Valley caviar (gf, nf)

Pan seared scallops, Jerusalem artichoke puree and celeriac remoulade, truffle oil and crispy kale (gf, nf)

Burrata, San Danielle prosciutto confit tomatoes, basil (gf, nf)

Roasted beetroot and pistachio, champagne dressing, beetroot gel and baby herbs(v, gf, nf)


Potato gnocchi, confit garlic, tomato and basil fondue, goat’s fetta (v, nf)

Market fish, wild rocket, caponata and chimichurri (gf, nf, df)

Marble score 2 + beef strip loin, kipfler potatoes wild mushroom and onion puree red wine jus (gf, nf)

Spiced and roasted pork belly, pickled red cabbage, peach salsa and cherry jus (gf, nf, df)

Aylesbury duck breast, wild grain salad, fig & plum compote, and pomegranate jus (gf, nf, df)

Smoked paprika roasted cauliflower steak, pearl cous cous, salted walnut and caper salsa (v, df)


French fries, aioli $9

Mixed leaf salad, picked shallots, garden goodies $9

Green Beans, smoked almonds, preserved lemon $9

Roasted Mushrooms, toasted hazelnuts, tarragon $9

Potato mash, white truffle oil $9


Salted Belgian chocolate tart with fresh berries and yogurt sorbet (nf, gf)

Vanilla creme Brulee with cinnamon honey madeleines (nf)

Kaffir lime cheesecake mousse, mandarin, passionfruit, and Vietnamese mint salad peach sorbet

Selection of locally made sorbets (nf, df, gf, v)

Victorian Cheese Selection, quince paste, wild figs, apple, wholemeal Lavosh

Dietaries: v – vegetarian, df – dairy free, gf – gluten free, nf – nut free. Whilst dietary requirements are catered for, we do not guarantee a strict nut or gluten free kitchen.

Menu is subject to change without prior notice. Public holidays incur 15% surcharge. No Split Bills.

Download our new Summer menu here.


Local Olives $10
Smoked Almonds $10
Bread, 180g local crusty sourdough cob loaf, Balgownie butter $6
Freshly shucked natural oysters, finger lime dressing $5ea / Doz $55


Steak Frites $35
Marble score 2+ strip loin, French fries, Bearnaise

Twice Baked Cheese Souffle $30
Roasted pear & frissee salad, salted walnuts and Chardonnay dressing

House-made Potato Gnocchi $30
Roast garlic & tomato fondue, olives and goat’s feta

Market Fish $35
Mediterranean salad, chimichurri

Roast Cauliflower Steak $30
With smoked paprika crust, puree & walnut caper salsa

Ploughman’s Lunch $30
Selection of cured meats, cheeses, pickles, salad & cob loaf

French Fries with roasted garlic aioli $12
House Salad $12
Truffle infused mash potato $12
Green Beans, Smoked Almonds, Preserved Lemon $12
Beetroot & Wild Grain Salad $12

Chocolate & Hazelnut Tart $20
fresh seasonal berries and yoghurt sorbet

Vanilla bean Crème Brulee $20
with honeyed madelines

Mango Pannacotta $20
with blueberry gel & toasted pistachio

Salt Kitchen Charcuterie Board for 2 $55
Selection of cured meats, terrine, pate, Mt Zero Olives & toasted sourdough

Victorian Cheese Board for 2 $45
King River Gold Milawa Blue, Maffra, Cheddar, quince paste, wild figs, apple, grapes, lavosh and crackers

Picnic Box for 4 $125
Salt Kitchen charcuterie board & Victorian cheese board, bottle of Black Label wine or Premium Cuvee

Goulburn River Hot Smoked Trout for 2 $45
With pearl cous cous salad and caper aoli

Download our Cellar Door lunch menu here.


Breakfast menu available 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Egg & Bacon Roll $22
Crusty sourdough cob, grilled bacon, fried egg, tomato relish

Bircher Muesli Bowl $22
Old-fashion oats, Harcourt apple yoghurt, toasted nuts, seed and Coconut (v)

Smashed Avocado $28
Poached eggs, avocado, dukkha, preserved lemon, goat’s cheese (v)

Benedict $26
Grilled bacon or smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and potato rosti

Atlantic $28
Smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, chives, spinach, sourdough toast

Mushroom Omelette $28
Roasted mushrooms, chives, gruyere cheese, white truffle oil (v)

Crusty sourdough toast 2pcs $12
Meander valley cultured butter & a preserve (vegemite, honey or house made seasonal preserve) (v)

Extras $5ea
Avocado, smoked salmon, bacon eggs, sourdough toast, potato rosti


1/2 serve bacon & egg $12

1/2 serve Poached eggs on toast $10


Merchant Coffee Roasters (Mansfield) $5
Latte, Cappuccino, Flat White, Espresso, Long Black, Macchiato, Mocha

Hot Chocolate $5

Chai Latte $5

Chamellia Speciality Tea $5

English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Peppermint, Chai Masala, Lemongrass, Gunpowder Green


Purezza Chilled (per person, bottomless) $3.50

Purezza Sparkling (per person, bottomless) $3.50


Coke, Coke No Sugar, Sprite $5

Juice Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry $5

Harcourt Sparkling Apple Juice $8

Hepburn Sparkling Ginger Beer (300ml) $8

Hepburn Sparkling Lemon (300ml) $8


NV Premium Cuvee Brut $14

Balgownie Peach Bellini $20
Balgownie Premium Cuvee topped with Peach Schnapps and peach puree

Balgownie Kir Royale $20
Balgownie Premium Cuvee topped with crème de cassis

Download available soon.

Opening Hours

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (7 days)

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (7 days)
Last food orders by 1:30 PM

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (6 days)
(closed Wednesdays)
Last food orders by 9:30 PM

Public holidays incur a 15% surcharge
Sorry no split bills

Cellar Door hours here.


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Up to 20% off dining for wine club members (max 2 people) – bookings required.

For group bookings (more than 12 seated guests), please contact our events team

(03) 5449 6222

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